If a woman chooses to continue feeding during pregnancy, and with the birth of a new baby is going to do it at the same time (in tandem), she must be confident not only in her abilities, but also rely on the help of the family.
When protection is in effect
If a young mother only breast-feeds her baby for the first 6 months after birth, lactation can be an excellent natural contraceptive. Doctors call this method of contraception “lactational amenorrhea” when a woman has no periods, and ovulation does not occur.
In order for the method to work 100%, the following conditions must be observed:
• a woman puts a baby to her breast on demand, at least 8 times a day, and the largest sleep break at Continue reading
When you start breastfeeding, first you produce colostrum in a small amount, which gradually increases in the first few days. After about two to four days, production increases significantly. This phenomenon is called the “arrival” of milk.
One of the signs that milk is beginning to arrive is a change in the breast – it is filling and becoming harder. This is due not only to an increase in the amount of milk, but also to an increased flow of blood and additional lymphatic fluid to the tissues of the breast.
If the child eats well and often, then in most mothers this feeling of heaviness disappears over time Continue reading
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all – feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this is possible, and the result will prove itself doubly.
Like any nursing mother, you need to understand the basic principles of breastfeeding: how milk production depends on consumption, how to find the right posture and help babies catch their breasts.
Additional difficulties in breastfeeding several babies are associated with time (more precisely, its absence), maintenance of the mother’s physical strength and the search for the optimal feeding schedule. Solving these problems will be easier with someone else’s support. Continue reading